Hometown: Huntington, WV (High)
Position: F Playing Height: 6-4 Playing Weight: 165
Date of Birth: October 15, 1925
Date of Death: March 3, 2014
Legal Name: William Cravens
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Obituary - William Cravens, Sr., Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home (March 6, 2014)
William C. Cravens, Sr. age 88 of Canton passed away March 3rd at the Madonna Manor in North Attleboro.
Born and raised in Huntington West Virginia, he graduated from Huntington High School. He went on to attend the University of Kentucky, where he played basketball for Adolph Rupp and later graduated from Marshall University in West Virginia.
He was an Army Veteran of WW II. He worked as a Production Manager for Raytheon, Electro Switch, Computer Vision, Bomar and finally retired from GTE.
He has lived in Canton for 53 years where previously was a Sports Writer for the Canton Journal, a coach for the Canton Football Association and was an avid fan of all the Canton High Sports Teams.
Beloved husband of the late Mary Frances (Woods). Father of Edward Cravens and his wife Joyce of E. Bridgewater, William Cravens and his wife Rose of Canton, Carol Duggan and her husband William of Canton and Kimberly Piro and her husband Joseph of Mansfield. Also survived by 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Visiting hours at the Dockray & Thomas Funeral home 455 Washington St. Canton Friday 4-8 pm. Funeral service at the First Baptist Church 2 South Main St. Sharon Saturday morning at 10. Burial Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton. Army Veteran WW II. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Canton High Athletic Boosters Club P.O. Box 36 Canton, MA 02021.